AMD Helps Meet Increased Demand for Basic Needs Assistance in Austin

Subject: General Tech | December 1, 2005 - 08:41 AM |
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November 30, 2005 - Austin, TX. - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that it has donated $100,000 to the Basic Needs Coalition of Central Texas (BNC) for the Best Single Source (BSS) project, an alliance of non-profit agencies pooling resources and information to provide a comprehensive solution to meet the basic needs of individual clients.

Source: AMD

There's good news, and there's bad news

Subject: General Tech | November 30, 2005 - 08:48 AM |
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First, the bad news.  CNet is reporting on a flaw in PERL which could lead to an attacker getting control over a server.  Not only that, but Java has been patched, and so has OS-X.  On the other hand, chances are that all 3 vulnerabilities won't be affecting you, and also Mozilla 1.5 is out!

"Dyad Security on Tuesday warned of a so-called "format string vulnerability" in Webmin, a

Web-based administration utility

Still stickin' to the old school controllers?

Subject: General Tech | November 29, 2005 - 01:03 PM |
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With all the Gaming mice and keyboards coming out, the old gamer's standby has fallen by the wayside.  Think Computers picked up the slack, and they have a review of the Saitek ST90 Joystick.  If you have the urge to pick up a flight or space sim, this review is for you.

'Saitek makes some great products, not long ago I reviewed the Cyborg Evo Force joystick. The

Cyborg would be considered high-end. Today I have what some would consider low end, not cheap but

lower priced.

The sweet sound of silence

Subject: General Tech | November 29, 2005 - 09:01 AM |
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If you are wondering what exactly these noise cancelling headphones that everyone is on about, Bona Fide Reviews can answer your questions.  First up would be the difference between reduction and cancelling, and from there they move onto the applications you can use them in.


"Noise-cancelling headphones use tiny microphones that identify the noise or sounds outside the

headphones and then work to cancel out the sounds.

Slay those start up annoyances

Subject: General Tech | November 29, 2005 - 08:54 AM |
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If you are annoyed by some of the programs that start at the same time windows does, and can't find the option to turn them off, then The Tech Zone can help.  They've posted an article about a handy tool which will let you control the programs that lauch startup, without you having to manaully edit .ini's or find Microsoft's msconfig, if you are running Win2K.

"Some of the kinder and well written programs are configurable and allow you to change the

settings that starts them up.

AMD To Present At A.G. Edwards' Computer/Microprocessor Technology Conference

Subject: General Tech | November 29, 2005 - 08:39 AM |
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 SUNNYVALE, Calif. - November 28, 2005 -AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that Marty Seyer, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Commercial Business Unit and Performance Computing, Microprocessor Solutions Sector, will present at the A.G. Edwards' Computer/Microprocessor Technology Conference at 9:10 a.m. ET (6:10 a.m. PT) on Thursday, December 1, 2005 in New York City.   Forward-looking and other material information pertaining to AMD may be discussed during the presentation.

Source: AMD

Logitech has a flash of inspiration

Subject: General Tech | November 28, 2005 - 03:45 PM |
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According to CoolTechZone, Logitech has reversed their previous stand on the tracking problems in their G5 and G7 mice.  If you are having problems with your G5, head on over to read the article, and get the update.

"There's finally some good news from Logitech in regards to laser technology in its G5 and G7

laser mice, and the surface tracking issues they were prone to. On November 24th, Logitech issued

a firmware upgrade for G5, the wired counterpart to the cordless G7.

Source: CoolTechZone

Tech Style Goes Tactile

Subject: General Tech | November 28, 2005 - 09:40 AM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., and NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2005 — The laptop PC is finally ready for its close-up. Previously confined to a world of monotone grays and blacks, touchable laptop PCs are now poised to break into the fashion spotlight.


Intel Corporation and Toray Ultrasuede (America), Inc., innovative leaders in technology and fashion, today unveiled 'ultrafashionable' concept laptop PCs.

Duel of the Dual-Cores

Subject: General Tech | November 28, 2005 - 08:59 AM |
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The Inquirer reports on a showdown hosted by News.com between AMD's and Intel's dual core CPUs.  The results were a little one sided.

"News.com pitted AMD versus Intel dual core CPUs and tested areas including day to day computing,

gaming, multitasking, photo editing, MP3 encoding, video encoding and bangs per buck, or price

performance as others call it. That's seven rounds of the "prizefight".


According to this, out of a total points of 100, AMD got 100 and Intel got zero.

Source: The Inquirer

Friday Game Roundup

Subject: General Tech | November 25, 2005 - 11:23 AM |
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"I bought the retail version of NFS:MW today and finally got the chance to update my Need for

Speed: Most Wanted Tweak Guide. If you haven't read it yet, I definitely think you should give it

a try.

Source: Tweak Guides